Ask Big Questions Conversation Guides.

Our goal is to help students engage in reflective conversations about questions that matter to everyone, regardless of background or life experience. These conversations build trust, strengthen community, and deepen understanding to bridge divide across lines of difference.


Conversation Guides by Theme

Explore the more than 25 Big Question Conversation Guides on this page. Each one has everything you need to start a conversation on your campus. Select a theme to get started.

Inclusion

Jewish Holidays

Israel / Taglit-Birthright

It’s On Us / Sexual Assault Awareness

Social Justice

Why Be Jewish? Guides inspired by Edgar Bronfman’s book

Alphabetical List of All Conversation Guides




Inclusion

  • How are we seen?

  • How do we welcome?

  • Who is in your community?

  • How do we connect?

  • What advantages do you have?

Jewish Holidays

  • Rosh Hashanah: What will you do better this year?

  • Yom Kippur: For whom are we responsible?

  • Sukkot: Where do you feel at home?

  • Simchat Torah: What story do we tell?

  • Hanukah: When do you take a stand?

  • Tu BiShvat: How do we grow?

  • Purim: When do you conform?

  • Passover: Are we free?

  • Yom HaShoah: What do we choose to ignore?

  • Yom Ha'atzmaut: How should we talk about Israel?

  • Shavuot: What do (and don’t) you think about God?

  • Tisha B’Av: How do we mourn?

  • Shabbat: How do we recharge?

  • Shabbat: How do we connect?

  • Rosh Chodesh: How do we own our traditions?

Israel / Taglit-Birthright

  • What does Israel mean to you?

It's On Us / Sexual Assault Awareness

Social Justice

  • For whom are we responsible?

  • Why bother?

  • How do we disagree?

  • What are you thankful for?

  • Who is in your community?

  • When do you take a stand?

  • What do you choose to ignore?

  • What does the world need from you?

  • Who represents you?

Why Be Jewish?

Guides inspired by Edgar Bronfman’s book
  • Who is in your community?

  • How do we grow?

  • Where do you feel at home?

  • How do you connect Jewishly?

Alphabetical List of Conversation Guides